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For a good map of the local places, mentioned below, please click on: http://www.vrbo.com/128560-ownerprofile 

  • North Shore Country Club is less than a 5 minute drive from the house. Check out this public 4 star golf course - http://www.northshorecountryclub.com/

  • The town park with tennis (2 courts w/ night lights), basketball court, volleyball court, horseshoes, fishing pier, and enclosed children’s playground is a 3-minute walk from the house. Check it out- http://www.ntbnc.org/Pages/TownPark.aspx

  • Bring your boat, and you can launch it on the concrete boat ramp just an eighth of a mile away under the high bridge.

  • Go surfing or boogie boarding. Our beach is a popular surf spot. For renting beach or baby equipment try- http://www.seasidelinen.com/

  • Visit the very unique Turtle Hospital that is featured on Animal Planet- http://www.seaturtlehospital.org/  A big loggerhead turtle deposited 100+ eggs on our private beach last year.

  • The longest fishing pier on the East Coast is a leisurely 20 minute walk down the beach or a 2 minute drive. You can rent fishing gear and buy bait. They will cook your catch! They have a great little restaurant. Good activity for one day- get your group together for a walk down the beach. Collect sea shells. Stop at the Seaview for lunch or brunch. Pay $1, and walk the pier to see how the fishermen are doing. Check it out- http://www.seaviewfishingpier.com/

  • Bring your surfcaster (or rent one at the Seaview) and fish off our private beach for dinner. Take it up and cook it on the gas grill on the deck just outside the kitchen door.

  • Visit Grant’s Oyster House (910) 327-3351 and see the pet alligator while buying fresh local shellfish or fish to bring home to cook. Directions: go over the high bridge, right at first light - Old Folkstone - then an eighth of a mile on the right - 1142 Old Folkstone.

  • Only 13 minutes from the house is Surf City Crab, an open air fish market specializing in shellfish, flounder, bluefish, oysters, shrimp, crab cakes… They have it all! (910) 328-5004.

  • If you’re too tired to cook, check out one of the many local restaurants nearby!
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  • Drive to Wilmington and tour several of the beautiful antebellum plantation homes. Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants on the river and then enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride. The Visitors Bureau has an outdoor stand, with brochures, right on the waterfront- http://wilmington.insiderinfo.us/home/ 
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    http://www.ncbeaches.com/NewHanoverBeaches/Wilmington/News/
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  • In the evening, gather for drinks on our 3rd floor spacious balcony to watch magnificent sunsets over the ocean and Intra Coastal Waterway.

  • At night, sit out on the bench on the dune crossover and watch the moonbeam on the water or see how many stars you can identify.

  • Sit on the beach, listen to the rhythmic sounds of the shore break, dig your toes into the sand, and read that book you've wanted to read. Or, watch the precision formations of the pelicans overhead. Or, take a nap!